How to Create a Custom Pen
I have observed so many of my fellow Master Pen Turners sell their pens for frankly ridiculously low prices. I have videoed much of my master pen turning journey as I have pursued my unique expression in the form of exotic hardwood twist pens. This website and my YouTube channel are my way to give back to this generous and worldwide community of pen turners. I have conservatively spent 1,000 + hours viewing your YouTube videos over the past years. I am an avid learner and student of your techniques, tools, finishes and processes.
My message here is to please find your way to customize your pens, by making your mark that demonstrates your pride of your craftsmanship and/or a way to personalize your pens for your customers. What I am sharing here took me over two years to figure out . . . hope this informs, instructs and inspires your further mastery.
Love & Respect,
Peter J. Reding, Master Pen Turner
How to Create a Pen Decal One of the primary methods I use (and have perfected over the past 2 years) is applying custom decals in a permanent fashion to the side of my custom pen’s wood barrel. This video shows many detailed steps to make the actual decal.